Who says L.A. isn't the best Halloween town in the world?
The stink of Occupy participants. The ghoulish controversy surrounding Michael "Thriller" Jackson's estate. The hangover scene at Urth Cafe on a Saturday afternoon. Hollywood Forever cemetery! The strippers at Sam's Hofbrau. (Shudders). Rave ... More >>
Ray Bradbury, in a 2009 interview with LA Weekly at his Cheviot Hills home, explained with gusto a fact that shocked millions of fans: Fahrenheit 451 was not a warning about government mind control. The world got that wrong. His warning was, we are doing to ourselves -- enslaved to glowing screens. ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with all known street closures. (See also: "Obama Totally Screws Up Gay Activists' Plans to Protest His L.A. Visit Tomorrow.")
Originally posted May 9 at 9:15 a.m.
We might as well get used to President Obama making campaign stops in Los Angeles. His most moneyed and importan ... More >>
Does Los Angeles boast the best sushi in the entire country? If even Ferran AdriÃ¡ is on our side, we can probably feel confident it's true.
The factors that allow our city to be blessed with such a ridiculous bounty are fairly apparent: proximity to superior fish markets, a healthy roster of mast ... More >>
Updated at the bottom with the fire out. First posted at 1:24 a.m.
Among the wind-related calamitous happenings overnight, including trees into homes and power outages far-and-wide, was a grass fire on and around the Eagle Rock campus of Occidental College, President Obama's alma mater.
You gotta ... More >>
Trojans vs. Bruins, for the snitch! (Really though.)Updated after the jump: USC's quidditch captain tells us his team has fewer players than UCLA (shocker), so their chances are slim. He also shares with us the plight of the HUMAN SNITCH. This just keeps getting better.
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In which we highlight the past week in food, either at home or abroad.
"I'm the guy who cooks red beans and rice or quail and grapes for 10, and then realizes that he has forgotten to invite anybody to dinner." Ask Mr. Gold: Cooking With the Critic, Or The Top 10 Most Battered Cookbooks in Jonat ... More >>
M. Rochlinraisin boxes on a fence
Dear Creator Of Raisin Box Fence at Cheviot Hills Park:
Who are you? Are you an extremely tall elementary schooler for whom it has become a habit to consume the naturally sweet, wizened contents of the mini-raisin box from the sack lunch your mom packed for ... More >>
CityWatch is refreshing for its willingness to allow advocates on each side of an issue to really air it out and allow readers to make up their own minds.
Case in point, a debate over the Westside subway extension, which began last week with a Richard Lee Abrams attack on the subway, ominou ... More >>
The Exposition Construction Authority defended its Westside light rail line following a lawsuit by concerned neighbors that argues the authority failed to comply with state environmental-impact rules when certifying its plans.
A group called Neighbors for Smart Rail believes that the authori ... More >>